Project Special Delivery

Project Special Delivery
Photo from Pam – Mama Spark

Several months ago I blogged about a secret project I was heading up, Project Special Delivery. The plan was to make surprise baby gifts for a secret, special mom to be. I was part of a team that made improv blocks for a quilt. We were each assigned a color, I was in the pink/purple group.

Project Special Delivery

Now that the quilt has been mailed and received, and the baby has been born, I can finally share the details! The gift was for Heather Ross. Heather’s fabric has been such an inspiration to so many of us. She also really connects personally to her fans with her weekend workshops and classes. Many people that participated in Project Special Delivery had also met Heather in real life and always talked about what a warm, kind person she is. We wanted to shower Heather with handmade gifts from the virtual world that she has become a part of.

Project Special Delivery
Photo from Pam – Mama Spark

I want to say we had about 35 people create this single quilt. This included blocks for the front, back, long arm quilting, a beautiful hand embroidered message and binding.

Project Special Delivery
Photo from Pam – Mama Spark

Pam collected all the blocks and coordinated the assembling, photos and mailing. She was such a HUGE help and we could not have pulled this off without her.

Project Special Delivery
Photo from Pam – Mama Spark

Heather was touched when she received the quilts and even created these beautiful thank you cards for us, a painting of the quilt. Talk about leaving us speechless.

Heather Ross Thank You Note

It was such a fun project and I had a great time working with so many talented and kind quilters. This quilt was just one of many gifts. Check out the Flickr group for photos of others.



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    Laura G

    September 2, 2011

    What a wonderful gift! The colors in this quilt and the diversity of blocks is extraordinary. I am certain Mom and baby will treasure this quilt all their lives

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    September 2, 2011

    This quilt turned out so beautifully. I know Heather will treasure it.

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    September 2, 2011

    So cool! What a neat gift for a new baby!

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    September 2, 2011

    That is stupendous! Beautiful!!!

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    September 2, 2011

    Wow – it’s gorgeous! As is her little rendering of it. 🙂

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    September 2, 2011

    It’s awesome! Lucky you.

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    September 2, 2011

    I love this colourful and beautiful quilt!

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    Lasso the Moon

    September 2, 2011

    1. I love improv quilting. It’s the only kind I do.
    2. The diagonal color stripe is awesome.
    3. What a sweet gift!
    4. The card would have left me speechless, too.

    Wonderful post!

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    September 2, 2011

    This quilt is stunning!! What an amazing collaboration. Lucky Heather Ross!!

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    September 2, 2011

    What a lovely gift – well done to all involved!

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    Rebecca Lynne

    September 2, 2011

    This seriously had me teary eyed. What a BEAUTIFUL gift…I love that this community is so giving and loving. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Faith! I am, like you, floored with Heather Ross’s thank you back. The woman’s creative awesomeness knows no bounds!

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    September 3, 2011

    How cool! What a thoughtful and touching gift!

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    September 7, 2011

    That is awesome!!

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    September 7, 2011

    The quilting is just gorgeous!

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    Amy smart

    September 11, 2011

    That is a stunning quilt! What an amazing project to get to be a part of.